JUDGE: Murder "Confession" Can be Used at Trial

allenprueST. JOHNSBURY -- A Caledonia judge has ruled that Allen Prue's statements to police about the murder of Melissa Jenkins - which graphically detailed his alleged participation in the killing - can be used at his trial, scheduled for Oct. 6.

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New Town Manager

camel delongisST. JOHNSBURY - In the last three years, the town of St. Johnsbury has had three different town managers, according to assistant town clerk, Kelly Willey. Now, the selectboard is in search for another, as current town manager, John Hall, is headed out in Spring 2015.

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Hilltoppers Win Behind Freshman Foot

stjsoccerjpgST. JOHNSBURY -  The St. Johnsbury Academy girls soccer team remained undefeated on the season behind the leg of freshmen Grace Cooke.

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The Common Core

common coreST. JOHNSBURY — The St. Johnsbury school board discussed the new Common Core on Monday night. Parents in St. Johnsbury are worried about what the new educational requirements may mean for their children.

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Alzheimer's Walk

alzheimers copy copyST. JOHNSBURY- On Saturday, St. Johnsbury hosted The Walk To End Alzheimer's.

 The walk managed to raise $25,000, which was more than three times the amount of last year's walk.

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CPR Training At CALEX

CPR

ST. JOHNSBURY VT.-  If you are interested in learning CPR, classes are being held every second Thursday of the month at the Caledonia Essex Ambulance Service.   

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St. Johnsbury Audit

st.j auditST.JOHNSBURY - The Saint Johnsbury select board has received a grant that they should received two years ago.

 

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Golf Tournament

golf tournamentST. JOHNSBURY – Last week residents from all over went to play golf in St. Johnsbury in honor of Eugene McDonough. McDonough, a St. Johnsbury firefighter, lost his life 16 years ago fighting a warehouse fire in Lyndonville. 

 

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Bona Back in Court

bonaST. JOHNSBURY- Bruce Bona, 64, was once again found in the Caledonia Courthouse yesterday, this time for a preliminary hearing. Confusion lied between both parties at the courthouse, resulting in Bona asking for more trial preparation time.

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Rodriguez Back in Court

juan rodriguez mug finalST. JOHNSBURY - Juan Rodriguez appeared in the St. Johnsbury Caledonia Courthouse today for allegedly shooting Rafael Rodriguez on July 15th. 

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State Energy Project

state energy project jpgST. JOHNSBURY- The state Building renewable Energy Project kicked off last week behind the Northeast Regional Corrections Facility, in St. Johnsbury.

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Fitness With A Twist

spinning classST. JOHNSBURY - Spinning is a cardiovascular exercise where you are on a stationary bike for about an hour. Bonnie Bashaw-Cole has been teaching the heart racing exercise for fourteen years.

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The Two Fifty Club

st. j artifactsST. JOHNSBURY - (The Two Fifty Club) Peggy Pearl has been collecting donations since last summer so that the St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center's artifacts can be displayed at a new location.

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St.J Budget Update

St.J UpdateST.JOHNSBURY- In preparation to produce a third and possible final budget, the St.Johnsbury school board has made more cuts in hopes that this round, the budget will pass. The budget cuts were discussed at the school board meeting last night.

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Cinco De Meow

Cinco_de_Meow.jpgST. JOHNSBURY- Cinco De Meow was a fundraiser this past weekend aimed to help raise money for our feline friends. The day was not just for the cats, but also for humans as well. The day included music and a lot of fun.

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Race Kicks Off For Caledonia Sheriff

RaceForSheriffST. JOHNSBURY - Two candidates have announced their intent to run for Caledonia County SheriffDaniele Kostruba, currently working as a detective in the Special Investigations Unit, will take on incumbent Dean Shatney, who has served as the Caledonia County Sheriff for three years.

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Going Green Wins Awards

environmental awardsST. JOHNSBURY-Local car dealerships are doing their part in going green, St. Johnsbury and Lamoille Valley Ford in Hardwick are being recognized for their efforts of going green. They are receiving the 2014 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

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St.J Waste and Water Plant due for Upgrade

Waste and waterST.JOHNSBURY- St.Johnsbury’s water and waste sewage treatment plants are overdue for repairs. The plants were built in 1990 and each facility had a life expectancy for 20 years.

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Catamount Arts Open Exhibit About the Fairbanks

CatamountSt. JOHNSBURY- Catamount Arts will be showing an exhibit now until the end of the summer about the Fairbanks scale. The exhibit took many months to coordinate and many people have said it feels like you're time traveling.

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Officials: Weekend Fire Not Suspicious

MountPleasantStFireST. JOHNSBURY - Fire investigators say a weekend fire that damaged a home on Mt. Pleasant street was caused by an electrical problem and is not suspicious. The home suffered nearly $200,000 in damage.

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The Perks of Together Works

open mic nightST. JOHNSBURY- Guitar, drums, homemade basses, fiddle, and cello are just some of the instruments at the weekly open mic night in St. Johnsbury.

Every week the organization "Together Works" holds an open mic night from 7pm - 9pm at Catamount Arts.

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Budget Back Up for Vote

VOTE OR DIEST. JOHNSBURY- Voters will be heading to the polls all day today to vote on the revised $15.2 million school budget.

 

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St.J Ensuring Safer Roads

checkpointST.JOHNSBURY- Between the dates April 21st through April 27th, the St.Johnsbury Police Department (assisted by other law enforcement agencies) will be conducting sobriety and vehicle safety checkpoints. These checkpoints use high visibility enforcement to remind drivers the importance of safe driving.

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Board, Parents Have Fingers Crossed For Revote

StJRevoteST. JOHNSBURY - Could round two be the final fight in the push for an approved school budget? Many parents, students, teachers and school board members at the St. Johnsbury School hope so.

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St. Johnsbury Easter Egg Hunt

Easter_Egg_Hunt.jpgSAINT JOHNSBURY- The 18th Annual Vermont Broadcast Associates Easter Egg Hunt was held on Saturday. It was a memorable day for children in the community.

 The Easter egg hunt is not time just for families to be together, but they get to be with each other and friends in their communities.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

Toy Swap

One local group taking donations to cloth the needy.

 

School Music Wall

6th graders are asking for community donations of pots and pans so they can build a music wall for all students in the school to use on the playground.

 

Village Donations

The Village sports store donated some cleats to Lyndon Institute